Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. It brings together more than twenty scholars working in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, European languages and classical studies, covering the period approximately AD 400 to 1800.


MEMO's key research themes are:

• Wales, England and the Marcher lands: borders and cultural exchanges

• Social, spiritual and cultural identities

• Gender, Religion and systems of belief

• Topography, space and place

• Health humanities: histories of medicine and the body

• Medieval towns and cities: urban and rural cultures

• Natural philosophy and history of ideas

• Language and multilingualism


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MEMO has a thriving postgraduate community, both at MA and at PhD level. Click here for information about degree schemes and Postgraduate study